Economic Diplomacy and New Technologies

The WECC, World Expo Commissioners Club, organised Thursday, 26 March, in its headquarters in Piazza Duomo 21, in the heart of Milan, a round table on technology and diplomacy.

We discussed issues related to economic diplomacy and how technological change affects this topic at the international level” confirmed Nausika Spahia, Executive Vice President of WECC.

During the event, the official B2B platform of the World Expo Commissioners Club, also designed for the world of Diplomacy, was presented.

Douglas T. Hickey, Commissioner General for the United States for EXPO 2015 said: “The focus of the USA Pavilion will be innovation in sectors that can play a significant role in feeding a future population of 9 billion people, such as energy efficiency, transport, biotechnologies, health care and water saving”.

Economic diplomacy includes all economic activities, not only limited to exports, imports or investments, but also includes all sales and trade agreements, as an aggregator of tools for a common economic goal”, said Matteo Pederzoli, moderator and curator of the EU Pavilion experience | Executive Producer).


Among the speakers, the Lombardy Region on the subject of Expo and the Commissioner General of the United States, Douglas Hickey. Also speaking were Alessandro Rosso, President of WECC, Carlo Cozza, Chairman of LocalEyes Ltd for the GlobeMatch platform and Paolo Paganelli, Bluegreen Strategy with ALICE European Technology Platform on the subject: “From Collaboration to Trusted Platforms: Business Models for the Connected World”.


The WECC then reminded everyone of the next event scheduled for 30 March 2015 at 7.30 p.m.:

Shaping the Future of Expos Milan Antalya Astana Dubai, at The Penthouse Galleria, entrance in Galleria V. Emanuele II 11, corner with Piazza della Scala in Milan

Speakers: A delegate of Expo Milano 2015

Fabrizio Sala Association – Expo and Future

Necil Nedimoglu (Head Consultant and Turkish BIE Representative) – Expo Antalya 2016

Alberto d’Alessandro, Director of the Venice Office of the Council of Europe “Silk and Spice Roads at Aquae 2015” as a bridge towards Astana and Dubai

A Delegate of Astana 2017 (delegate, name TBD)

A Delegate of Dubai 2020 (delegate, name TBD)

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